Tuesday, October 24, 2017

COMELEC Resolution No. 10214

Promulgated: October 24, 2017

RESUMPTION OF THE SYSTEM OF CONTINUING REGISTRATION OF VOTERS IN CONNECTION WITH THE MAY 14, 2018 SYNCHRONIZED BARANGAY AND SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN ELECTIONS (BSKE).

WHEREAS, Republic Act No. 10952 otherwise known as “An Act Postponing the October 2017 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections, Amending for the Purpose Republic Act No. 9164, as Amended by Republic Act No. 9340, Republic Act No. 10632, Republic Act No. 10656 and Republic Act No. 10923 And For Other Purposes”, was passed into law which effectively postpones the Synchronized Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE) from October 23, 2017 to the second Monday of May 2018, that is on May 14, 2018;

COMELEC Resolution No. 10213

Promulgated: October 24, 2017

RULES AND REGULATIONS IMPLEMENTING REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10952 ENTITLED, AN ACT POSTPONING THE OCTOBER 2017 BARANGAY AND SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN ELECTIONS, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9164, AS AMENDED BY REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9340, REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10632, REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10656, AND REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10923, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

WHEREAS, the Congress of the Philippines, as approved by President Rodrigo R. Duterte, enacted on October 02, 2017, Republic Act No. 10952 postponing the October 23, 2017 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Elections;

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Comelec Chair Bautista resigns

BY THE MANILA TIMES   
ON OCTOBER 11, 2017

COMMISSION on Elections Chairman Andres Bautista has resigned although he would be staying until yearend.

Bautista himself made the announcement in a post on his twitter account @ChairAndyBau on Wednesday.

COMELEC Resolution No. 10212

Promulgation: 04 October 2017

IN THE MATTER OF DISCONTINUING ALL ACTIVITIES IN CONNECTION WITH THE 23 OCTOBER 2017 SYNCHRONIZED BARANGAY AND SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN ELECTIONS

WHEREAS, House Bill No. 6308, entitled "An Act Postponing The October 23, 2017 Synchronized Barangay And Sangguniang Kabataan Elections, Amending For The Purpose Republic Act No. 9164, As Amended By Republic Act No. 9340, Republic Act No. 10656 And Republic Act No.10923", was approved on Third Reading by the House of Representatives on 11 September 2017.

Republic Act No. 10952

AN ACT POSTPONING THE OCTOBER 2017 BARANGAY AND SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN ELECTIONS, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9164, AS AMENDED BY REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9340, REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10632, REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10656, AND REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10923, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled:

SECTION 1.Section 1 of Republic Act No. 9164, as amended by the Republic Act No. 9340, Republic Act No. 10632, Republic Act No. 10656, and Republic Act No. 10923, is hereby further amended to read as follows:

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

COMELEC Resolution No. 10209

Promulgation: 27 September 2017

RULES AND REGULATIONS GOVERNING CAMPAIGN FINANCE AND DISCLOSURE IN CONNECTION WITH THE OCTOBER 23, 2017 SYNCHRONIZED BARANGAY AND SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN ELECTIONS

WHEREAS, on October 23, 2017, the Commission on Elections will hold a Synchronized Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections;

WHEREAS, there is a need to regulate election campaign expenses to promote fairness to all candidates and guarantee equal access to opportunities for public service;

WHEREAS, requiring all the candidates to file Statement of Contributions and Expenditures will deter excessive election spending and minimize the adverse impact of money in the electoral exercise;

COMELEC Resolution No. 10204

Promulgation: 26 September 2017

IN THE MATTER OF DEPUTIZING THE ARMED FORCES OF THE PHILIPPINES (AFP) AND THE PHILIPPINE NATIONAL POLICE (PNP) FOR THE PURPOSE OF ENSURING FREE, ORDERLY, HONEST, PEACEFUL AND CREDIBLE CONDUCT OF THE OCTOBER 23, 2017 BARANGAY AND SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN ELECTIONS

WHEREAS, Article IX-C, Section 2 (4) of the 1987 Constitution empowers the Commission on Elections (Commission) to deputize, with the concurrence of the President, law enforcement agencies and instrumentalities of the Government, including the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), for the exclusive purpose of ensuring free, orderly, honest, peaceful and credible elections;

COMELEC Resolution No. 10206

Promulgation: 26 September 2017

IN THE MATTER OF THE ENFORCEMENT OF THE PROHIBITION AGAINST APPOINTMENT OR HIRING OF NEW EMPLOYEES; CREATION OR FILLING UP OF NEW POSITIONS; GIVING SALARY INCREASES; TRANSFER OR DETAIL OF CIVIL SERVICE EMPLOYEES; AND SUSPENSION OF ELECTIVE LOCAL OFFICIALS IN CONNECTION WITH THE OCTOBER 23, 2017 SYNCHRONIZED BARANGAY AND SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN (SK) ELECTIONS

The Commission on Elections, pursuant to the powers vested in it by the Constitution, the Omnibus Election Code, and other election laws, RESOLVES, as it hereby RESOLVED to promulgate, the following rules to implement the provision of Section 261 subsections (h) and (x) of the Omnibus Election Code, and Section 5 of Republic Act No. 10923:

COMELEC Resolution No. 10203

Promulgation: 26 September 2017

IN RE: APPLICATION OF ALL RESOLUTIONS IN CONNECTION WITH THE CONDUCT OF THE OCTOBER 23, 2017 SYNCHRONIZED BARANGAY AND SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN ELECTIONS

WHEREAS, the Commission on Elections (Commission) promulgated on 5 September 2017 a resolution in EM No. 17-003 (BRGY), entitled "In Matter of Whether or Not to Postpone the 23 October 2016 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE) in Mindanao".

COMELEC Resolution No. 10202

Promulgation: 26 September 2017

RULES AND REGULATIONS GOVERNING BAN ON CONSTRUCTION OR MAINTENANCE OF BARANGAY-FUNDED ROADS AND BRIDGES IN CONNECTION WITH THE OCTOBER 23, 2017 SYNCHRONIZED BARANGAY AND SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN ELECTIONS

The Commission on Elections, pursuant to the powers vested in it by the Constitution, the Omnibus Election Code (OEC), and other election laws, has RESOLVED, as it hereby RESOLVES to promulgate the following rules and regulations to enforce the prohibitions provided under Section 4 of Republic Act 10923 in relation to Section 261 (v) and (w) of the OEC.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Comelec Res. No. 10177 - Calendar of Activities

CALENDAR OF ACTIVITIES AND PERIODS OF CERTAIN PROHIBITED ACTS IN CONNECTION WITH THE OCTOBER 23, 2017 SYNCHRONIZED BARANGAY AND SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN (SK) ELECTIONS

WHEREAS, on October 23, 2017, the Commission on Elections will hold a Synchronized Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections;
WHEREAS, in relation to the October 23, 2017, Synchronized Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections, some periods and dates prescribed by law for certain pre-election acts are no longer reasonably possible to observe;
WHEREAS, the Commission on Elections finds it necessary to adjust, as it hereby adjusts, said dates or periods to ensure accomplishments of certain pre-election acts prescribed by law, pursuant to its authority under Section 29 of Republic Act No. 6646, thus:
SEC. 29Designation of Other Dates for Certain Pre-election Acts. - If it should no longer be reasonably possible to observe the periods and dates prescribed by law for certain pre-election acts, the Commission shall fix other periods and dates in order to ensure accomplishment of the activities so voters shall not be deprived of their right of suffrage.”

Sunday, June 11, 2017

GABRIEL F. FABELLA: Talambuhay at Pamana ng Tinaguriang “Ama ng Hunyo 12,” 1898-1982

GABRIEL F. FABELLA:                               
Talambuhay at Pamana ng Tinaguriang
“Ama ng Hunyo 12,” 1898-19821

Kristoffer R. Esquejo, Dept. of History, College of Social Sciences and
Philosophy, University of the Philippines Diliman.

Taong 1962 nang nilagdaan ni Pangulong Diosdado Macapagal ang Proklamasyon Blg. 28 na nagbigay-daan sa pagpapalit ng araw ng kasarinlan ng Pilipinas mula Hulyo 4 tungong Hunyo 12. Ang ganitong makabansang hakbang ng dating pangulo ay itinuring ng marami bilang paggiit sa soberanya ng ating bansa sa pagbabalik sa orihinal na petsa na idineklara ni Heneral Emilio Aguinaldo, pangulo ng pinakamatandang republika sa Asya, na noo’y buhay pa. Samakatuwid, kinilala ang pangyayaring ito bilang isang radikal na pagtatangka natin na kumawala sa pagiging neo-kolonya ng Estados Unidos, ang dati nating mananakop. Gayunpaman, isang nakakalungkot na katotohanang tila hindi nabigyan ng lubos na pagkilala at halos nalilimot na ang totoong indibidwal na siyang may orihinal na pakana sa pagsasabatas na ito - si Prop. Gabriel F. Fabella, ang tinaguriang ‘Ama ng Hunyo 12.” Sino ba si Fabella? Higit pa sa pagiging historyador at guro ng Unibersidad ng Pilipinas, siya rin ay naging mandudula, mamamahayag, abugado, pulitiko, tagapagtatag ng ilang samahan at mga paaralan, manunulat at Rizalista. Bagama’t produkto ng edukasyong kolonyal ng mga Amerikano, siya ay isang halimbawa ng isang natatanging indibidwal na matagumpay na bumangon mula sa kahirapan at nagdulot ng ibayong mga ambag at dangal sa kanyang mga kababayang Pilipino, laluna sa mga taga-Romblon. Ang papel na ito ay isang pagtatampok sa talambuhay at mga pamana ni Fabella sa bansa. Bilang paggunita sa limampung taong anibersaryo ng nabanggit na kaganapan, susubukan ng papel na ito na patunayang hindi lamang nag-aaral, nagtuturo at nagsusulat ng kasaysayan ang isang historyador. May kapangyarihan din siyang lumikha at magdulot ng kasaysayan na may pakinabang sa antas pambansa.

Sa patuloy na pagbasa i-click: Talambuhay ni Prof. Gabriel F. Fabella.   

Monday, March 13, 2017

IMPLEMENTING RULES & REGULATIONS of REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10156

IMPLEMENTING RULES AND REGULATIONS OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10156 (An Act Conferring Upon Members of the Sangguniang Bayan, Sangguniang Panlungsod and Sangguniang Panlalawigan, the Appropriate Civil Service Eligibility Under Certain Circumstances, and for Other Purposes)

Sunday, March 12, 2017

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10156 - SANGGUNIAN MEMBERS CS ELIGIBILITY

AN ACT CONFERRING UPON MEMBERS OF THE SANGGUNIANG BAYAN, SANGGUNIANG PANLUNGSOD AND SANGGUNIANG PANLALAWIGAN, THE APPROPRIATE CIVIL SERVICE ELIGIBILITY UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

VOTERS' PLEDGE

I am a Responsible and Principled Citizen.

I will educate myself and others about the issues at hand so that my vote is a meaningful and relevant exercise of my right of suffrage.

I pledge to vote for candidates who will abide by the duly constituted rules on campaigning because I understand that those who refuse to obey the law in the little things are not likely to obey the law in the more important things;

I pledge to vote for candidates who, by word and action, renounce violence, coercion, vote-buying, and corruption as means for getting elected;

I pledge to vote for the candidates who listen to their constituents and are responsive to the needs and aspirations of those they seek to represent;

I pledge to vote as my conscience dictates in all elections.

I make these promises freely and upon my honor.

(This Voter Pledge was read at the Unity Walk of 13 January 2013, by COMELEC Commissioner Elias R. Yusoph)

SOURCE: NAMFREL